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Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

Dec. 12, 2019 12:49 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing. A day after the...

Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

Dec. 11, 2019 10:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police sergeant was killed when a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant broke free from police while being handcuffed, fled from a traffic stop and struck her with his vehicle, police said. The search continued Wednesday for 21-year-old Tavores Henderson, who police said...

Texas police: Officer fatally shot man who had assaulted him

Dec. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EST

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — Police say an officer answering a disturbance call has shot dead a man who was assaulting him. The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in a newly developed neighborhood of tract houses in League City, 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of Houston. A police spokesman says...

Details emerge in New Jersey shooting, but questions remain

Dec. 11, 2019 7:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday named three victims and the suspected assailants in an hourslong shooting in Jersey City along with a rough timeline of what happened. But state and federal authorities are still investigating the attack. A look at what is still unknown: MOTIVE New Jersey...

Florida deputy fired for slamming teen's head into pavement

Dec. 11, 2019 6:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy has been fired after cellphone video showed him violently slamming a teen's head into the pavement and punching him moments after the teen was pepper-sprayed. An internal investigation recommended that Deputy Christopher Krickovich be exonerated, but Broward...

DNA leads to murder charge in 1992 stabbing in St. Paul

Dec. 11, 2019 6:04 PM EST

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1992 stabbing death of a St. Paul woman whose partially clothed body was found near a streetcar tunnel, prosecutors said Wednesday. John Robert Capers, 65, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday. He's charged in the death...

$1M bail for teen charged in Wisconsin school officer attack

Dec. 11, 2019 5:43 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin boy who was shot while attacking a school resource officer with a barbecue fork texted a friend weeks earlier that he was planning to grab the officer's gun and either shoot himself or the officer, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Grant Fuhrman was charged as an...

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

Dec. 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl. The curtain raised at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena to the sight of a stage-wide metal cage enclosing male dancers. They attempted to...

South Carolina horse attacks were wild boars, not stabbings

Dec. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Five of six horses seriously injured or killed in northern South Carolina this fall were attacked by wild boars and had not been shot or stabbed, as initially feared, state police said. State Law Enforcement Division agents checked animal tracks found near the horses and examined...

Man killed in police shootout after domestic violence call

Dec. 11, 2019 1:33 PM EST

ANDREWS, S.C. (AP) — Police officers in South Carolina shot and killed a man who fired on them as they investigated a domestic violence call Tuesday night, Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver said. The shootout happened in a neighborhood of mobile homes just outside of Andrews, authorities said....